Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $650K in Deerfield, IL.
Karen is a realtor who will work with you like your best friend - she is enthusiastic and caring, yet honest and candid with her advice. We always knew she was on our side and would help us make the right deal, as both a seller and buyer.
I highly recommend Karen if you are looking for a realtor who is not singularly interested in closing the deal. She is interested in what is best and right for her clients.
We worked with Karen to sell our duplex in Ukrainian Village (in less than one month!). She helped us prepare our home and maximize the potential. As a seller, she was both aggressive and realistic with our pricing and marketing. She followed up with showings and did an excellent job marketing the unique features of our home.
We continued to work with Karen as we searched for a new home. We did not have a clear idea of where we wanted to buy and Karen helped us explore options in both the city and suburbs. She was patient and responsive, especially as our thinking about where we wanted to buy evolved. Karen enthusiastically took us to showings for a full year and guided us with care and understanding. Even when we found a home and were under contract, but decided to terminate the deal after the inspection... Karen supported our decision, rather than pressuring us to simply close the deal. We knew Karen always had our best interest in mind. We finally found a home in Deerfield and Karen helped us secure a quick and smooth close.
Karen is a joy to work with. She gets the job done and is dependable and responsive. If you work with Karen, you will not be disappointed and you will have fun!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $4.85M in Gold Coast, Chicago, IL.
I would strongly recommend Karen to anyone buying or selling a home. Her no pressure style coupled with her strong sense of what her client is looking for and delivering on that need regardless of time is a rare trait in the industry.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.125M in River Forest, IL.
Simply put, Karen is amazing! My fiancee and I worked with Karen for over a year in trying to find a home for our new family. We met her when I was first pregnant, she was there for us throughout our search and my pregnancy, and helped us buy our beautiful home with our handsome little 8 month old boy. She was honest, helpful, thorough, patient, professional, and efficient. She answered all of our questions (and we had many). She didn't waste our time with irrelevant homes that wouldn't match our needs. Showed us numerous homes and was as good as an inspector when we would walk through a new home (pulling open drawers, opening closets, pointing out defects and high-end finishes). Even with the ups and downs during the negotiation for our current home, she was there through it all and served as a great advocate. I agree with the previous review that stated that she is a tigress when it comes to her clients. We could not have chosen a better agent. We would highly recommend her to anyone who was looking to buy or sell.
Bought a home in 2010 in Bucktown, Chicago, IL 60614.
I first met Karen a little over three years ago when I started researching my first condo. I had worked with a few other Realtors, but never felt like they understood what I was looking for, or were interested in building a long term relationship with me as a client.
Karen was different - she treated me like one of her clients looking for a million dollar condo and commission to match (I definitely was not)...to top it off I had a very small neighborhood I was open to viewing (maybe a square mile).
Along with her patience with me as a first time buyer, Karen provided excellent real estate advice and referred me to fantastic colleagues to provide lending and real estate law services.
Karen helped me find the perfect place and I couldn't be happier. I would highly recommend Karen for any real estate needs.
Bought a Condo home in 2011 in Old Town, Chicago, IL.
I cannot begin to tell you how much I appreciated the number of hours Karen spent with me in person, by phone, and email keeping me totally informed every step of the way - morning and night. She showed extraordinary professionalism and I could not have had better support. The personal attention and direction she provided was incredible.
Throughout my search, Karen was incredibly patient and completely engaged. Karen is obviously in real-estate because she likes people. If you are lucky enough to work with Karen, you will be 110% satisfied.
Being a first time buyer is exciting & fun, but at the same time it can become stressful. She never once left me feeling confused or in the dark. Her astounding professionalism, passion & excitement made me feel like I was working with a friend and not just a realtor.
I would highly recommend Karen as an outstanding realtor who goes to great lengths to make your home buying process efficient and pleasurable... Karen's enthusiasm made our days together great fun.
Karen was more to me than just a realtor. Not only did she take all the time it required, anytime, to ...discuss all the details of the process of buying a house in an new environment new but she was incredibly patient with me, as we worked together six months before finding the perfect place.
Karen is a hardworking and dedicated realtor. Not only is she a great realtor who really knows the "ins and outs" of the business, she's also a very caring and genuine woman who strives for perfection. She knows the needs of all her clients and helps them reach their goals.
Bought a home in 2013 in West Town, Chicago, IL 60607.
Karen is always energetic and enthusiastic to help us on our house hunt. She is not afraid to speak her mind, and she points out the good and bad of a property, which greatly helped us in making our decision.
At the same time, Karen is very hard working and showed us more than 30 properties around Chicago. You can really tell that she loves her job and cares about her clients greatly.
I highly recommend Karen's service to anyone looking for a condo / house in the Chicago area.
Bought a Condo home in 2012 in South Loop, Chicago, IL.
I ended up landing a former architect's loft in Printer's Row and winning a multiple offer scenario within 36 hours of the unit listing, without overbidding. Thanks Karen. I worked with Karen Morris for more than one year (my budget, narrow requirements, first time buyer skittishness, and waiting on a short sale made it a long haul). Karen was more than patient and helpful over many, many months. Clearly, she cared more about me as a person than just closing a sale. I couldn't say that about most realtors I met during that time. She gave honest assessments of potential repairs, prices, and strategies. You are in good hands with Karen, who is as honest and wonderful a person as she is dedicated a realtor.
Bought a home in 2009 in Bucktown, Chicago, IL 60614.
Karen is professional, honest and always puts her client first. She is not interested in closing a deal if it is not in the client's best interest. She is responsive and resourceful. In addition, she is a pleasure to spend time with. I will definitely use Karen for my future real estate needs.
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $350K in Dearborn Park, Chicago, IL.
Karen is a great realtor! She was there every step of the way as I looked for and found the home of my dreams. She pointed out the little things (and some big things) that I would never have seen or thought of as we visited different properties. I'm was new to Chicago and unfamiliar with condos and homeowners associations. Thankfully, Karen's knowledge and expertise guided me through the process. I would recommend Karen to family and friends!
I have used Karen on two transactions involving a property that started as a short sale, then evolved into a foreclosure. We are supposed to close shortly. Karen has kept me posted through the past year on the status of the property and brought us to the point whre we are near the closing date. It is not an expensive one, and considering the ultimate commission vs. her time spent,certainly not not a lucrative one from her standpoint. Still, you would never know that. She is professional, aggressive, informed and personable and takes care of her clients. I hope to use her services again, and highly recommend her.